Lexington Evening Jun 20, 2024, with Alex Poulsen, Economist at Amazon

Jun 21, 6:30 – 7:30 AM

What Does an Economist Do at Amazon? Amazon employs more Ph.D. economists than the Federal Reserve. Alex came to Boston to do an econ Ph.D. at Boston College. Now at Amazon, he's on a mission to create the world's most scientific HR organization.

About this event

The past decade has seen a huge rise in the employment of Ph.D. economists in tech companies to tackle problems ranging from advertising and pricing to workforce staffing and workplace policies. Today Amazon employs more Ph.D. economists than the Federal Reserve! So why is Amazon hiring all these economists? What skills do modern economists bring to the table, and how can they benefit a business? Alex will give a broad overview of what economists are doing at Amazon, with particular emphasis on the work done in Amazon's People, eXperience, and Technology organization (where he works), a group with the mission to be the world's most scientific HR organization in the world. 

Speaker

  • Alex Poulsen

    Amazon

Moderator

  • James Cannon Johnston

    Johnston Co.

    Owner,

When

When

Friday, June 21, 2024
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM UTC

Organizers

  • Matthew Probst

    ISTARI

    Board Member, BYU MS Boston Chapter

  • James Johnston

    Johnston Co.

    President, BYU MS Boston Chapter

  • Stephen Patterson

    ClinOne

    Board Member, BYU MS Boston Chapter

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